January 26, 2010
Marcus Orr Faculty Senate Lecture
Members of the university community are cordially invited to attend the
2009-2010 Marcus W. Orr Faculty Senate Lecture by Dr. Mary Burgan, author of What Ever
Happened to the Faculty? Drift and Decision in Higher Education. Dr.
Burgan, who is professor emerita at Indiana University and a former general
secretary of the American Association of University Professors, will
discuss issues of shared governance and faculty involvement in university
decisions in a talk entitled “A Perfect Union: Shared Governance in Higher
The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Thursday, February 4, in Room 123 of
the Fogelman Executive Conference Center at 7:00 p.m. A reception will
follow and Dr. Burgan will be available to sign copies of her book.
Dr. Burgan considers faculty governance to be a major issue in higher
education in 2010, especially in times of economic downturn. She will
suggest in her lecture that “decisions can be cooperative without being inefficient
and that debate can be vigorous without leading to impasse or unworkable
Further information concerning the lecture and Dr. Burgan is available online or
by contacting the office of the Faculty Senate at 678-2512.
Jeffrey S. Berman
President, Faculty Senate